Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
This UNESCO site’s claim to fame is that it’s the largest ornithological park in the world. It comprises 16,000 hectares of land surrounded by streams, marshes and ponds, so there’s plenty to explore. The sanctuary is home to over 1.5 million birds, including over 350 different species that migrate there during the winter.
Why you should go: There’s nothing quite like seeing thousands of pelicans flying overhead as you sit in a boat in the middle of nowhere. If birding isn’t your thing, there’s wildlife like rhinos and warthogs in the park as well. Click here to see a great video of the sanctuary.